September 25, 2018 Jeff Conner
When rehabilitating from surgery or an injury, or if you are living with physical impairments and disabilities that impact mobility, consider the many benefits to using a standing frame. There are many advantages to standing, which makes it a vital part of your recovery and rehabilitation regimen.
When looking at aids to daily living to improve mobility and preserve autonomy, a standing frame may be the most pragmatic and feasible step to take. Standing frames allow for support to raise and lower one’s self from a seated position, which also provides peace of mind related to fall risk. Before planning your at-home therapeutic approaches, talk to a mobility aid professional about the many advantages of a simple standing frame in your home environment.
Consider the benefits of using a standing frame in your home
A standing frame is simple in design and space-efficient, so any home can accommodate this aid. This metal frame resembles a sleek piece of exercise equipment, though the advantages of implementing one in your home make it far more important to the user. Some benefits include:
Standing frames are user-friendly. Since these aids are user-friendly, you won’t be intimidated or worried about learning to operate it safely and effectively. These provide support when you need it and can be seamlessly integrated into your home environment and décor with ease.
Restores ability to engage. The ability to stand with the assistance of a standing frame can improve quality of life and restore your ability to engage in activities once again that your impairment may have curbed. These aids are instrumental in physical therapy to recover from an injury, surgery, or expand the range of motion.
These are space-saving aids. Standing frames don’t take up a lot of space in your home, so they are simple to store and easy to work around when not in use. Ask your mobility vendor about space-saving models and options. Since you will be using your standing frame regularly for assistance in standing and sitting, it makes sense to keep it accessible and available at the ready, which makes the conservative lines and sleek style beneficial.
Frames are easy to store. If you do need to consider storage for your device, standing frames are easy to store in even the coziest of homes. Think of the frame as being like an exercise machine or piece of equipment that you have in your space; many styles fold-up or are compact, easily fitting in a closet when not needed.
You can increase your autonomy. Obviously, the benefits of rehabilitation and increased range of motion is improved autonomy and a sense of independence. Being able to stand safely and securely could lead to overall improvement in progress toward increasing mobility, gaining strength, and a speedy recovery.
Frames offer progress in rehabilitation and recovery. Mobility aids and equipment that facilitate and foster progress toward rehab and recovery is well worth further investigation. Talk to a reputable mobility expert in the area to learn more and weigh out the potential outcomes when buying standing frames for your home.
Standing is key in rehabilitation and recovery
Don’t underestimate the importance of simply standing during recovery and rehab. The standing frame by Easy Stand is a therapeutic device that supports and facilitates standing in your home environment. Did you know that standing improves circulation while also improving range of motion? Standing also decreases muscle cramps, contractures, and spasms that can cause immeasurable pain or discomfort. Furthermore, standing helps with bowel and kidney function, which contributes to regularity.
Standing erect can go a long way toward preserving the integrity of your skeletal system and bones. Often-times, standing is an integral part of a physical therapy or rehab regimen for those suffering from injuries or compromise to their lower extremities, spine, or hips. The ability to stand should never be ignored when looking at ways to improve access and autonomy in your home.
Are there other aids and measures that can help right now?
Could you benefit from other simple mobility aids in your home? These inexpensive and practical devices can create a safer and more supportive environment for a wide range of users with varying levels of needs or limitations.
Consider some other quality aids that can make everyday living easier, such as:
- Reaching and grabbing tools for the kitchen and bath.
- ‘Superpoles’ to allow for standing and sitting, with support.
- Gait belts for support when walking or during physical therapy.
- Tray tables to make everyday tasks and caregiving a bit easier.
- Grab bars installed in the bathroom, and wherever fall risk exists.
- Shower seats, commodes, and bathroom aids to prevent fall or injury during ADLs (activities of daily living).
- Bedrails to ensure safety when sleeping.
Freedom and improved quality of life could be a mere phone call away; reach out to the mobility professionals at Pacific Mobility today. Discuss how standing frames could improve your mobility and facilitate a speedy recovery and rehabilitation.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stair lifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
- 24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
- Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
- Licensed General Contractor since 1998
- Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
- Board Member for Home Access Professionals
- Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)